Thursday, February 08, 2007

Jinni's make big comeback

While googling to find God is a recent phenomenon, dialling a jinni for help has been practised for a long time. Fanditha, a mixture of folk medicine, charms and black magic, based on ancient beliefs and superstitions has its roots in the Hindhu-Vedic culture of our ancestors and has been around from the days of the first Maldivians. The jinni was added to this mix with the arrival of the Arab invaders in the latter part of 12th century.

The father of Jenni is Devil ( Iblis ) while the father of mankind is Adam , peace upon him . Regarding the nature of their creation , God the Almighty told us that they were created from fire when he said ( We created the demons from the fire of poisons ), his saying ( The demons are created from a tip of flaming fire ) . The scholars from the ancestors explained the words ( Marej Min Nar) as the tip of flame, as reported by each of Ibn Abbas , Ekrema , Mujahed , Al-Hassan , and so on . (from alroqia.com)

The last judicial execution in Maldives also involved the arcane and the supernatural. On Tuesday 7 April 1953, the trial of the black magicians for the poisoning murder of Huvadhu Atoll Chief Veeru Ali Didi was held at the Civilisation Club. Abdullah Jalaluddheen Sheikhul Islam the Chief Justice of Maldives passed a death sentence and Nilandhoo Hakeem Didi was promptly tied to a coconut palm on Hulule' and shot to death. During the Presidency of Rannabadeyri Kilegefaan Ibrahim Nasir, fanditha appears to have been pushed to the fringes as Maldives tried to enter the modern world. Nasir Kilegafaan was a science and technology man.
Now fanditha has made a big comeback. The demand for it has grown since Maumoon took power. Apparently, Maumoon's father was also a black magician. From acquiring weath and wives to curing chikungunya, an increasing number of people are turning to fanditha. There is wide variety of solutions. The thaveedhu, and the glass of water over which the magic words are recited, are the most common. Then there is the the broadband access to the world of jinni. This is achieved by top black magicians by accessing a jinni through a person who has fits.
Fanditha is resurging and black magicians are doing brisk business. This is not at all surprising considering the fact that even the current Minister of Health himself apparently uses fanditha. According to a Police investigation conducted at the request of the Minister for the President's Office, he enlisted black magic help from the daughter of Hakeem Didi, because his fingers were disintegrating, and cysts and dermatitis were forming on his body, and for many other things including a bid for the Presidency. This investigation finally climaxed with a court case.

"Any person who wishes to practise Dhivehi medicine, Fanditha, Circumcision, and Midwifery must write to the Ministry of Health for a permit, and must receive a permit before practising anything mentioned above.In relation to these matters, the Ministry of Health has the discretion to choose to grant an appropriate permit to those who make a request, and may also cancel any of these permits."
Translation of Act No:74/78, 5 June 1978, Statutes of the Maldives, Administration Office of the People's Majlis, Malé 1997.
With many thanks to Maldives Culture.

16 comments:

  1. "The current Minister of Health himself apparently uses fanditha." WHOA! No kidding?

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  2. "Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed --and they waited for the moving of the waters. From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease he had."
    - John 5:2-4

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  3. Mohamed bin Abdulla11:18 AM

    Every year thousands of brainwashed zombies gather at Mina near Mecca to pelt stones at the idols of Iblees who is a rival of the evil spirit by the name of Allah. Those very same people go round and round the black stone idol of Allah placed in the corner of the cubic idol temple called Kaabah. The fanditha black magic our people practice is based mainly on verses of the fanditha manual known as the Al-Coran.

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  4. If you don't know all major religions have pilgrimage
    Bahai Faith have visiting holy places in Haifa, Akka and Bahji in Isreal!
    Buddhism where Gautama spoke of 4 site of pilgrimage
    Communism visit Mausoleum of Lenin and Mao Tse Tung
    Christianity pilgrimage to the Holy Land, sites connected with the birth, life, crucification and resurrection of Jesus (pbuh)
    Hindusim use the Chardham or four holy pilgrimage destination
    Islam you know about Hajj
    Judaism pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem

    OK I will stop now...

    There numerous instances in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) where respected biblical leaders were involved with various black magic, divination and occultic activities as a normal part of their daily activities -- apparently without any condemnations from God!!! Let me know if you need references...

    lets see some occult techniques in the Christian Scriptures

    St. Paul engaged in evil sorcery as described in Acts 13:6-12. (Sorcery is here used in the same way as Exodus 22:18: a person saying magical words or performing magical rituals in order to harm or kill another person). During his journey to Cyprus, St. Paul met Bar-Jesus, who was an attendant of the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus. He had a conflict with cursed Bar-Jesus, saying:

    "You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun. (NIV)

    Bar-Jesus heard the curse and immediately was blinded.
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    St. Peter also was engaged in evil sorcery, as described in Acts 5:9. After he determined that Sapphira had lied to him, he cursed her, saying

    "How is it that ye have agreed together to try the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them that have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out. (ASV)

    She collapsed and died immediately.

    Hmm....

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  5. Mariyan5:19 AM

    Hi Shun. There is no evidence that Paul and Peter communicated with evil spirits. If what you have quoted is correct, they just made statements which were followed by blindness to one and death to someone else. This was not the case with your pedophile leader Mohodhey. He claimed that he was once dictated several passages of his Coran by Satan. These passages conferred divine status to Allah's daughters Al-Lat, Al-Uzzah and Manat and made them associates in the godhead with their father Allah. Mohamed did not even suspect that it was Satan who was posing as good old Gabe and just regurgitated the words for general consumption. It was when he became the butt of jokes and began to be exposed as the village idiot that he was that he changed the story. Remember the Satanic Verses of Salman Rushdie fame? Vooodoo hoodoo abracadabra kissadevi buddevi kafikolhu Mohodhey !

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  6. Anonymous10:17 AM

    n there is no evidence that jesus christ died n came back to life either.

    if u lot say he was the 'SON' of god who came to this earth as a 'HUMAN' n with all the characteristics of a human being. if he died (as a human being), he will not be able to come back to life.

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  7. Anonymous2:18 AM

    "Is the fate of gradually becoming an Arab nation the Maldive Islanders' only option? This is the Maldivian dilemma since they made the decision to accept the Arabs as their undisputed cultural masters and began to sever their links with their own past. Nowadays Maldivians are culturally restless people who can never be at ease. The intense indoctrination of the 1980s and 90s, when Islamization was imposed on the islands at a much higher gear than at any time in the nation's history, has made Maldivians feel uncozy in their own country. The changes brought about have been of such magnitude and in such a short time, that there is now a whole young generation of Divehi people who, having not known how things were previously, take for granted that their home nation has always been so orthodox and impersonal." - Xavier Romero-Frias in THE MALDIVE ISLANDERS, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom

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    what a load of bullshit! we're now having more educated ppl than anytime in our history.. n they are still saying we're beginning to server our links with the past? Who the hell is Xavier Frias to tell us how to live? Christians just can't watch Muslims becoming religious.... bloody assholes

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  8. Mariyan: First you want evidence if Paul and Peter communicated with evil spirits? Hmm... How about the Holy Spirit?

    5:110
    (remember) when Allah will say (o the Day of Resurrection) "O Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember My Favours to you and to your mother when I supported you with Ruh-ul-Qudus (Jibrael, gabriel, Holy Spirit) so that you spoke to people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, Al-hikmah the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel); and when you mad out of clay a figure like that of a bird by My Permission and you breathed into it and it became a bird by My Permission and you healed those born blind and the lepers by My Permission and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission and when restrained the Children of Israel from you as you came unto them with clear proofs and the disbelievers among them said, this is nothing but evident magic"
    (remember) when Al-Hawarium (the disciples) said "O Isa (Jesus) son of mariyam (Mary)! Can your Lord send down to us a table spread from heaven?" Isa (Jesus) said "Fear Allah, if you are indeed believers."
    They said "We wish to eat thereof and to satisfy our hears (to be strong in faith) and to know that you have indeed told us the truth and that we ourselves be its witnesses"
    Is (Jesu) son of Maryam (Mary) said "O Allah, our Lord! Send us from the heaven a table spread that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a festival and a sign from You; and provide us with sustenance, for You are the Best of sustainers"
    Allah said "I am going to send it down to you, but if any of you after that disbelieves, then I will punish him with a torment such as I have not inflicted in anyone among (all) the Alamin"

    If you doubt about the Quran I invite you to read this... who wrote Quran?

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  9. Mariyan1:14 PM

    The Holy Spirit is not evil; that's why He is called the Holy Spirit.

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  10. vainrooney6:32 PM

    Why should we believe its not evil just like that? That's not logical and rational. Where's the proof?

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  11. Mariyan4:40 PM

    Proof that you may believe in is likely to be in the Koran. Look up the Koran for "roohul qudusi". But then the Koran is all codswallop anyway. The only proof that you may believe in is unreliable.

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  12. Anonymous8:59 PM

    hahaha... when u have no proof, just try to prove others wrong... what a religion christianity is.

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  13. Mariyan4:16 AM

    Hey just prove that your Allah is not an evil jinni. Where is your proof? Perhaps Allah was just a figment of the imagination of your pedophile psychopathic head priest Mohamed of Mecca.

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  14. Anonymous5:32 PM

    hahahahahaahahahah

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  15. Anonymous5:33 PM

    can u say this about a hundred times?

    Popeye ate Pope's Purple Papaya Pie

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  16. 7:175-177
    And recite to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayat (proof, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) but he threw them away; so Shaitan (Satan) followed him up, and he became of those who went astray.
    And had We willed, We would surely, have elevated him therewith, but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his parable is the parable of a dog; if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the parable of the people who reject our Ayat. So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect.
    Evil is the parable of the people who rejected Out Ayat and used to wrong their ownselves.

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